Entrepreneurial Solutions = A Sustainable Future

Let’s make the North East the best place in the UK to start, run and grow a sustainable business! PNE Group supports the SDGs: an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership Two recent influential reports have brought into sharp focus the urgent need for all of …

David Logan: The Psychological Challenge of Growing a Business

  “Psychological needs are every bit as important as their technical and commercial competence.” Our latest blog comes from David Logan, author of Corporate Citizenship: The role of companies as citizens of the modern world. With a vibrant career in supporting ethical business and social responsibility, as well as practical experience co-Founding The Corporate Citizenship …

Female Entrepreneurs Held Back By Unpaid Work

The untapped economic potential of female entrepreneurship represents a potential £1bn annual boost to the UK economy (Royal Bank of Scotland, 2017) and 150,000 additional new starts a year (Prowess Women in Business, 2018). It is widely reported women entrepreneurs often face more barriers to enterprise than their male counterparts. Data on gender difference within entrepreneurship …

Raising Investment, Harder for Women Entrepreneurs?

Headlines on the rise of female entrepreneurs suggest that the entrepreneurial arena is leading the way in promoting gender equality, however major barriers remain.  This report explores the obstacles women face when raising investment to start-up or grow their business. Entrepreneurialism in the UK has risen far faster among women than men in the past decade. Aston …

PNE Enterprise Supports the Next Generation of Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Have a business idea that will help to create a more sustainable world? PNE Enterprise, part of PNE Group, is supporting the next generation of sustainable entrepreneurs through its recently-launched Sustainable Start-up Award. The scheme, open to individuals aged 18-30 and living within Tyne and Wear, is providing a unique offer of financial aid, supplying …

Charlotte Parker: Lessons before Launching a Business

    Charlotte Parker is the Project Co-ordinator of Shell LiveWIRE UK, Shell’s flagship social investment programme, which supports young entrepreneurial talent in the UK to develop and grow. As Project Co-ordinator, Charlotte works closely with entrepreneurs across a variety of sectors with their applications for Shell LiveWIRE’s Smarter Future Award which grants one young …

North East Productivity : PNE Group Publish Report

PNE Group are pleased to announce the publication of our latest industry report, Unlocking the North East Productivity Puzzle: An Enterprise Solution. Part of our publication series, Unlocking the North East Productivity Puzzle, the report outlines the current productivity challenges faced by the North East, explores the contribution of business birth rate and survival, and …

David Grayson: Defining the Next Chapter of Business Sustainability

David Grayson CBE is the Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management, the leading UK university for business sustainability, and Chairman of the Board at Carers UK. From co-founding PNE Group, an initiative to support individuals across the North East to enter self-employment, David Grayson has proven himself not only as a business …

Women in Business: Join the UK’s Biggest Celebration

Join the country’s biggest ever search for successful women in business. The FL National Awards & Summit, of which PNE Group are proud to be a supporting partner, recognise the achievements of women in business in the UK. They are dedicated to encouraging the growth of women with the National Awards & Summit being a …

Management Skills Gap Report Launched

PNE Group are pleased to announce the publication of our latest industry report, Unlocking the North East Productivity Puzzle: Are Managers the Solution?. The report explores the current productivity challenges the North East faces, demonstrating a correlation between the management skills gap faced by the region and the productivity of its SMEs, and providing recommendations …

Karen Bellis: Start-ups can Change the Future of Energy

  Karen Bellis is the Head of International Programmes at PNE Group where she works across the globe to support enterprise programmes that help start-ups to launch, innovate, and grow. In June, Karen attended the Financial Times Energy Transition Strategies Summit which explored the latest trends and issues impacting the global energy industry, and where …

Dawn Cranswick: Exit Interview

  After 25 years with the Group, our Chief Executive, Dawn Cranswick is moving on to take up a new role as Chief Executive for Economic Development on the island of St Helena, where she will work closely with the Government and private sector to support the island’s economic transformation ambitions. Susan O’Bey, Chief Secretary …